On the road to 6G: drivers, challenges and enabling technologies
While the implementation of 5G technology is still in full swing, discussions and research activities about the next-generation of mobile communication – 6G – have already started. In the Fraunhofer lighthouse project 6G SENTINEL, the five Fraunhofer institutes involved are working on fundamental key technologies for the new mobile communication standard in order to shape 6G research activities right from the start, to prepare 6G standardization and to accelerate the introduction of commercial 6G networks scheduled for 2030.
This white paper presents challenges and requirements of the 6G mobile standard as well as the objectives of the 6G SENTINEL project:
- New perspective on 6G use cases
- Challenges and requirements
- Roadmap for 6G R&D activities
- First steps towards a 6G architecture
- Status and achievements of 6G SENTINEL